Lutheran High School is proud to announce the hiring of Mr. Dan Kreienkamp
, theology instructor and spiritual life coordinator at LHS, as our JV Boy’s Basketball coach for the 2017-2018 school year.
Mr. Kreienkamp has a rich background in teaching, coaching, and working with young people. He started off his coaching career at Lutheran High by leading the JV girls team to a 14-6 record in 2016-2017. Dan is a local St. Louis product, graduating from Lutheran High School South in St. Louis. While attending Lutheran South he was a member of the basketball and baseball programs (in addition to an extremely short football career under the tutelage of Dr. Ernstmeyer). In addition to his love for teaching and coaching, he continues to play any sport he can competitively, and cheers on the SLU Billikens basketball team with his son Noah and wife Jennifer.
Mr. Kreienkamp joins our boy’s basketball staff as they begin summer work for the 2017-2018 school year: varsity head coach, Dr. Mark Hingst and varsity assistant coach, Jim Romans. We look forward to Mr. Kreienkamp working with the program!
LHS continues the search for a freshmen boys basketball coach for the 2017-2018 school year. If you have any leads, please contact Doug Kuhlmann at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lutheran High School is currently accepting applications for the positions of Varsity Cross Country, JV Tennis, Freshmen Boy’s Basketball, Varsity Track and Field, JV Girl’s Basketball, and Director of Theatre Arts for the 2017-2018 school year. Please submit a letter of interest and resume as well as direct all questions to Dr. Doug Kuhlmann @ DKuhlmann@lhssc.org and (636) 928-5100.
HOME OF THE COLORADO ROCKIES HITTING COACH – BLAKE DOYLE
Lutheran HS St. Charles Baseball will be hosting the nationally recognized Doyle Academy on June 19-23. Americas #1 Camp will instruct baseball players between the ages of 9 and 18 in hitting, throwing and fielding during the 5 day school. The school will be held from 9 am – 3 Mon – Thurs and 9-12 on Friday at the Lutheran HS Baseball Field.
Doyle Baseball in its 38th year of operation conducts Satellite Schools all over the country and into Canada. More than 900,000 players have benefited from Doyle’s expert instruction. Thousands of players have gone on to collegiate careers as well as numerous players into professional baseball. Doyle Baseball utilizes a step by step teaching approach that allows every player to improve and build confidence. The Doyle program is a result of continuous research and development and has constantly been improved to provide the best instruction for young players everywhere. Check us out at www.doylebaseball.com
Tuition for the Doyle School is $225 per player (prior to 6/12) $250 per player (after 6/12). You will not be disappointed. To register for the school visit: http://lutheranhighstcharles.com/athletics/summer-camps/
For more information contact Ron Millard at (636) 866-1874
Spirit Squad Meetings and Tryouts for 2017-2018
Thursday, April 20 @ 7:00 pm LHS Library – Parent Informational Meeting
Pre Try-Out meeting will be for those families interested in trying out and to learn more about the program and expectations as a member of the spirit squad. Dates for summer camps and the seasons (fall and winter) and other pertinent information will be shared.
Monday, April 25, Tuesday, April 26, Wednesday, April 27, and Thursday, April 28 – Try-outs – 4:00pm to 6:00pm each night in the LHS Gymnasium
Registration opens April 8 for Grades 2 – 8.
As you may know, LHS will offer a new program in 2017-2018 known as the Spirit Squad. The aim of the Spirit Squad is to promote and spread school pride at LHS through dance, cheer, and performances. At various events, both on and off campus, the spirit squad will encourage and boost the pride and the tradition of LHS through the unification of the students, staff, alumni, and fans.
As with any new program, we must hire a new coach to lead this program. We are excited and proud to announce the hiring of Mrs. Kathy Nolle as the new Spirit Team head coach for the 2017-2018 school year!
Coach Nolle brings extensive knowledge, experience and Christian leadership to the Lutheran High Spirit Squad program. Coach Nolle coached cheerleading and dance at Zion Lutheran School for the past 4 years. She developed and transformed the Zion cheerleaders from a small group of girls into a group of 15-20 hard-working, dedicated and talented group of young ladies who took pride in performing.
Coach Nolle attended Truman University and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in music. She lives in the St. Charles area with her husband Craig and 2 daughters Lauren (junior at LHS) and Madi (will be a freshman at LHS in the fall). She has taught piano lessons out of her home for the past 25 years and is also employed by Beyond Components as their human resources manager.
Coach Nolle plans to launch a new beginning with the spirit squad full of Christian excellence, teamwork and success for the future. Lutheran High is thrilled to have such a qualified and exceptional coach leading the program.
We look forward to Coach Nolle leading the Spirit Squad next year!
Dr. Doug Kuhlmann, CMAA
Director of Activities
Lutheran High School is proud to announce the hiring of Mrs. Rachel Versemann as our Freshmen Girls Volleyball coach for the 2017-2018 school year.
Coach Versemann has been playing and coaching volleyball for many years. Rachel graduated from Concordia, Chicago where she was a 4-year varsity starter on the women’s volleyball team. She also played basketball and ran track for the Cougars.
Rachel began coaching after college at St. John, Forest Park, IL, where she had grades 5-8 and served as a 3rd grade teacher. The following year she added varsity coaching responsibilities at Walther Lutheran High School in Melrose Park, IL. After 3 years at Walther, she joined the staff of Concordia University as an assistant coach.
Coach Versemann moved with her family to the St. Louis area to be closer to family when her children were little. She began coaching here at Lutheran High as an assistant with the program under coach Kathy Chapin. As children and family responsibilities increased, Rachel left Lutheran to coach her daughter’s club teams. During these years, she coached ages 10U-16U with St. Charles Xplosion. She also coached at Messiah, Weldon Spring, for 2 seasons. Coach Versemann has been serving as an assistant coach at Francis Howell High School in both the girls’ and boys’ programs for the past six years.
Rachel and her husband, Todd, live in the Cottleville area. They attend Messiah Lutheran Church in Weldon Spring, and their children, Abbie and Jake, are both graduates of Lutheran High. Abbie is now a junior at Texas Woman’s University in Denton, TX, where she is on the gymnastics team, and Jake will be attending Missouri S&T in Rolla, where he will be playing football. Coach Versemann is currently teaching kindergarten in the Francis Howell School District at Fairmount Elementary.
Coach Versemann joins our girl’s volleyball staff to add to our already-excellent team of coaches: Sasa Vasiljevic (head varsity), Lisa Gnade (assistant varsity), Greg Franklin (head JV) and Allison Patton (assistant JV). Coach Versemann is excited to be back at LHS and is looking forward to developing relationships with players and families as we grow and build on the winning tradition at LHS. We look forward to Mrs. Versemann working with the program!
Winter Sports Parents,
As we have done the last several years, the Athletic Department (coaching staff, administration, etc. ) is asking all winter athletes and their parents to complete a survey on their experiences this past winter. Parents and athletes from the winter sports are now invited to complete the survey.
The assessment consists of a 360 degree review of LHS athletics where the athletic administration, school administration, coaches, athletes, and parents of athletes will participate in tailored surveys at the end of each season of play during the academic year.
The goals of this overall assessment are to allow the LHS Athletic Department to do the following:
- To determine the successes and areas in need of improvement for both the athletic department and its individual programs
- To develop a plan of action to make improvements that will allow the LHS Athletic Department to continue to strive for excellence
Parents and athletes are invited to log-on anytime to the URL’s below to begin the survey. The surveys need to be completed by Friday, March 17.
Dr. Doug Kuhlmann, CMAA
Director of Activities
Winning is an Attitude!